Lok Sabha Election 2024: Campaigning Ends For Phase 4 Polling; Arvind Kejriwal Holds First Roadshow

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Fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place on May 13. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during his first roadshow for LS Polls. (Images: PTI)

Fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place on May 13. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during his first roadshow for LS Polls. (Images: PTI)

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim relief to the AAP national convenor in the liquor policy scam case till June 1

With two days left for phase four of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 which will be held on Monday, May 13 in 96 seats across nine states and one union territory, political parties have intensified the campaigning. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held his first roadshow in the national capital on Saturday after being released from jail on Friday. The Supreme Court granted interim relief to the AAP national convenor in the liquor policy scam case till June 1.

Which states are going to poll in phase 4 of Lok Sabha election on May 13?

All 25 seats of Andhra Pradesh will go to polls on May 13 along with 17 constituencies in Telangana,  13 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 11 in Maharashtra, 8 in West Bengal, 8 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Bihar, 4 each in Jharkhand and Odisha as well as one seat in Jammu and Kashmir in the fourth phase of polling.

Latest Updates on Lok Sabha election 2024

  • Campaigning for the fourth of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, set to be held in 96 constituencies across 10 seats and Union Territories, concluded on Saturday. Key candidates like Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, Union Ministers Giriraj Singh, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, are in the fray for the polls on May 13.
  • Meanwhile, the BJP dismissed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s statement about PM Modi retiring from politics after turning 75 in 2025. Accusing the Delhi CM and the ‘entire INDIA bloc’ of misleading people, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP Chief JP Nadda said Modi will complete his third term as Prime Minister of India.
  • Addressing an election rally in Kandhamal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi challenged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday, asking whether he could name all the state’s districts and their respective capitals without seeing a paper.
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal held his first roadshow for the Lok Sabha election campaigning along with his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann in the South Delhi and East Delhi constituencies. “I have come straight to you after being released from jail. I missed Delhi people a lot. I want to thank crores of people who prayed and sent blessings to me,” Kejriwal said.
  • Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal launched a scathing attack at the BJP and predicted that if the party comes to power again, it will oust Yogi Adityanath as the Uttar Pradesh CM. He also asked who would be the next PM if the saffron camp won. “I ask BJP who will be their PM? Modi ji is turning 75 on September 17 next year. He had made the rule that people aged 75 will be retired,” Kejriwal said.
  • Referring to Sharad Pawar, PM Modi said, ” A big leader from INDI alliance said that after election, all small parties must merge with Congress. This is not the statement of a Congress leader but this is the statement of a big leader from a small party…there is so much disappointment in his mind that he is thinking of erasing his party’s existence,” adding that “he wants to erase the existence of parties in the INDI alliance…he feels that Congress and their allies together also won’t get even 10 per cent seats that are required to be in the opposition.
  • Congress-JMM Biggest Enemies Of Tribals: Addressing a rally in Jharkhand, the Prime Minister said that the “Congress-JMM people, who have piled up a mountain of currency, are the biggest enemies of the tribal brothers and sisters. The people of Jharkhand have resolved to get rid of them.”
  • Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge wrote an open letter to the Election Commission of India on Saturday. “…The Congress Party is on the side of the Commission and stands for the strength and independence of the Commission. The officials of the Commission should now decide where they stand,” he said in his letter.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Odisha’s Kandhamal, reacted to Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s “India should respect Pakistan because it has atom bomb” remark saying the grand old party tries to instil fear in their own countrymen.
  • “Time and again Congress try to scare its own country. They say ‘sambhal ke chalo Pakistan ke pass atom bomb hai. Ye mare pade log, desh ke man ko bhi maar rahe hain’. They talk about Pakistan’s bomb, but the condition of Pakistan is such that they don’t know how to keep it and they are looking for a buyer to sell their bombs but no one wants to buy them as people know about the quality,” he said.
  • Union Home Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday expressed concerns about “declining population” of Hindus in the country and stressed that the Muslims need to stop calling themselves minority.
  • “…Communists don’t have their own power only the Muslims are their power…Will the country run under the signals from Pakistan? The population of the Hindus have dropped & it is concerning. Democracy in the country will be safe till the time the population of people following Sanatan are in the majority…The Muslims need to stop calling themselves minorities…” the Union Minister said.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to arrive in Varanasi on Saturday evening along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He will review meetings for PM Modi’s road show arrangements and also attend the ‘Ganga aarti’.
  • Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray hit back at PM Modi’s “join Ajit, Shinde instead of dying with Congress” and said the prime minister’s drama will stop after June 4 as he will no longer hold the post.
  • “Modi ji’s drama will go on till 4th June. After 4th June he will not be known as Prime Minister Narendra Modi but just Narendra Modi,” Thackeray said.
  • earlier considered a bastion for left-wing extremists (LWEs), residents of the Maoist-affected Swabhiman Anchal in Chitrakonda block of Odisha’s Malkangiri district will vote for the first time in their area.
  • As many as 30 new polling booths have been established for the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in villages across 9 gram panchayats.
  • AIMIM president and candidate from Telangana’s Hyderabad parliamentary constituency Asaduddin Owaisi conducted a door-to-door campaign in Asad Baba Nagar on Friday.

Explore the detailed schedule and key constituencies of the 2024 Lok Sabha Election’s Fourth Phase

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